Friday Night Spotlight: Aimee Teegarden

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In preparation for the second season of Friday Night Lights, we'll take a look at each of the 10 principal cast members, many of whom you might not know too much about. And you should. They're awesome!

Aimee Teegarden, Zach Gilford

Aimee Teegarden (born October 10, 1989) is terrific as Julie Taylor, the teenage daughter in constant conflict with her dad, Dillon High School head football coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler), in the hit NBC series.

We've gotten to know Julie well in the last year, but not too much about Aimee, pictured here on the set with co-star and on-screen boyfriend Zach Gilford. Well, here's what we dug up.

Born in Downey, Calif., and raised in Southern California her entire life, Aimee Teegarden never doubted her desired career path - this starlet grew up knowing acting and modeling were her passions.

She began modeling and acting at the age of 10, and since then has modeled for campaigns including Old Navy, Tommy Hilfiger, Alltel, and the national print campaign for Hollister.

Aimee Richelle Teegarden soon graduated to television appearances in her teens, including parts on The Bold and the Beautiful, Cold Case, Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide and Disney Channel's Hannah Montana.

In her personal life, this is one fun-loving girl. On her MySpace page, Teegarden describes herself as "a very adventurous person who loves the out doors and loves to try new things" and who "loves to shop.... A LOT!"

She's a natural for the role of a football coach's daughter. When she's not acting or modeling, Teegarden is a big time sports enthusiast, enjoying surfing, snowboarding, rock climbing, boxing, soccer, baseball and many more.

Aimee also enjoys hangin' with the love of her life ... her dog Gizmo.

Her favorite movies are The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Wedding Crashers, You, Me and Dupree, Sleepover and Meet the Parents. Musically, she digs Fall Out Boy, The Killers, Modest Mouse, Jack Johnson and many other bands.

On August 24, 2007, Aimee Teegarden acted as the panelist who questioned Miss Teen South Carolina 2007, Lauren Caitlin Upton, at the Miss Teen USA 2007 pageant - leading to an epic meltdown that will live in YouTube infamy.

Aimee Teegarden Photo

We look forward to seeing more of the terrific Aimee Teegarden and her fellow cast members when Friday Night Lights returns in October!

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.


Friday Night Lights Quotes

It's my turn babe. I have loved you and you have loved me and we have compromised, both of us...for your job. And now it's time to talk about doing that for my job.


Use protection this time, my friend.

Tim [to Luke]

Friday Night Lights Music

  Song Artist
Muzzle of bees Muzzle of Bees Wilco iTunes
Song Evergreen The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Song Bang a Gong (Get it On) T. Rex